a type of microorganism that is much smaller than normal bacteria, found in some living tissue and in rock; also called nanobe
Nanobacteria grown in the laboratory produce calcium phosphate formations, much like those found in kidney, gall, and bladder stones.
nano- + bacterium
/ˈnænəʊb/ noun 1. a microbe that measures between 50 and 100 nanometres across and is smaller than the smallest known bacterium
[nan-uh-bot] /ˈnæn əˌbɒt/ noun 1. a machine or robot built on the nanoscale, still in the research-and-development stage, with potential applications in medicine and industry. 2. a machine or robot that can manipulate nanoscale objects with great precision. noun a microscopic robot used in nanotechnology, a nano-robot; an extremely small autonomous self-propelled machine that may […]
nanocephaly nan·o·ceph·a·ly (nān’ō-sěf’ə-lē) n. See microcephaly. nan’o·ce·phal’ic (-sə-fāl’ĭk) or nan’o·ceph’a·lous (-sěf’ə-ləs) adj.
architecture /nan’oh-k*m-pyoo’tr/ A computer with molecular-sized switching elements. Designs for mechanical nanocomputers which use single-molecule sliding rods for their logic have been proposed. The controller for a nanobot would be a nanocomputer. Some nanocomputers can also be called quantum computers because quantum physics plays a major role in calculations. Richard P. Feynman is still cited […]